Hi Nell. I went to a restaurant called blackfriars in the end, just off the royal mile. Very simple produce led menu, but excellent food. I can honestly say I had the best steak in my life there, it was a treat.
5 miles around the park yesterday in the snow. struggled to get above 9:30 miles, but legs and quads got a great workout as you use different muscles in snow. Thats how a runner looks at it anyway, whereas everyone else just said 'Are you nuts going out running in this, just give it a rest today you're obsessed'? lol
Not had time to read back through last week, so will do so tonight. Quick update from me
Edinburgh was class. loads of whiskies and even sampled a Port Ellen which is a whisky drinkers version of driving a ferrari. £35 for the 25ml of liquid though. It was my birthday so why not.
So I did go to the Edinburgh parkrun in the end. Jumped on the 41 bus from Princess street (cheers Nell) and made it to the start line with seconds to spare in a very very hungover state. Great course and a super fast out and back. I ran a 19:41 which is the first sub 20 i've done in a few months. So running is going strong and the marathon training seems to be paying dividends.
5 x 6 minute intervals in the snow and ice last night and the most bitterly cold temperatures I can remember in a long time. Feet were frozen, hands were frozen and the air was so cols that my eyeballs were gurting due to the air rushing over them. But you know what?? It was bloody good fun. And you know why? Its because we all love running. he he.
Footy and beer , footy and beer, footy and beer, footy and beer, footy and beer.
Ive got a bit of abductor pain at the moment. Nothing major, but think I will play safe and do my 9 mile P&D threshold run on the treadmill tonight to keep the muscles loose. Looks like its going to snow in Leeds today anyway so looks like the sensible option.
ust going Cooper. Err I tried last night with the roller. It made for a very interesting pose, but I somehow managed it. I got an ice pack on there too and it chilled my nads also. It wasnt a comfortable experience to say the least. lol
Hello All. Respect to all those who got out for an LSR this weekend. Truly testing conditions, but will put us all in good stead come raceday.
RE Gels. I use the High5 (any flavour) as they are the most watery and dont get stuck in your throat. Would definitely recommend. On the other hand stay well CLEAR of the maxi-muscle gels they sell in H&B. Truly rotten things that make me gip.
I went for a parkrun on Saturday and said I would take it easy. ran it in 20 minutes flat, so much for taking it easy. lol Got out for a steady 15 miles yesterday, and was very pleased at how consistent I kept the pace. Pretty much all 8:20 something splits apart from mile 9 up the biggest hill in North Leeds.
Some injury advice please folks. My right abductor muscle AKA the groin is quite sore, and has been for a week. Its not preventing me from running as it loosens up after a mile or so. However am I being foolish running on it, or should I put it down to one of the many aches and pains I will get during my training programme?